Monday, April 26, 2010

Photographer's Guilt

At least I've found something new to feel guilty about, because the old things were getting a little boring...

I have lots and lots of pictures of other people that I've taken at family gatherings and school events that I've never sent out.  These pictures date back to, oh, well... January.

Here's how it goes down in my mind when I take a picture of someone that is not Elizabeth, Spencer or Shawn:  I take the picture then worry that I haven't sent the picture.  Yes.  Yes.  Yes.  I could come straight home and download the picture(s) and send them straight on.  But, what if I need to photoshop it a little bit?  I wouldn't want my reputation as an absolutely talentless amateur photographer to be damaged!  So then I just wait til I have some extra time to get to the photoshopping.  That time lies somewhere between never and when-pigs-fly.

But, I've reached the point where I see something picture-worthy happening and I've actually thought about NOT taking the picture because I can't handle the stress of NOT sending anymore pictures to adoring mothers/fathers/grandmothers/grandfathers/aunts/uncles.

So, I had to say "enough is enough."  The people who care about these pictures would probably just like to have them - perfect or not.  And, I did it.  I downloaded the pictures (so, so many pictures) from family gatherings and school events onto Kodak Gallery and sent them on their merry ways.  If there is photoshopping to be done, it's going to have to happen on the other end.

It's so complicated in my brain.


mary said...

I now understand that this running commentary is why I received basketball and birthday blessing pictures in one day. Nice work! I have to admit, when I read 'photographer's guilt' I assumed it was bc you cut the spare basketball team members out of the picture to get a better shot of our 4 boys ;-)

Ali said...

oh, no. i feel no guilt about that. ;)

Ali said...

and... it's EXACTLY why you got multiple photoshoots on one day.

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